GojiDog wrote:The MUTOs reproduction isn't any more complicated than the Xenomorphs.
How does that work again? Queen lays eggs, which hatch into face huggers, which essentially impregnate and rape a person or some other unfortunate host, and the baby alien bursts out of the host. Lot of crazy steps in that process.
To me, its science fiction and they are trying to convey how odd and outside the understanding of humanity these creatures are. It worked for Alien and I'm okay with it for the MUTOs as well.
The analogy with Xenomorphs doesn't seem to work with the MUTOs now though. With the Xenos it makes sense, queen lays eggs, eggs go through life cycle and end up drones or warriors that don't reproduce. With the MUTOs the "queen" lays spores that are actually a different subspecies, these go through their life cycle, and then the subspecies can reproduce sexually on its own in perpetuity. There's no reason to have the queen in the first place as all the offspring can reproduce even more effectively, laying hundreds of eggs instead of two spores at a time.